Sunday, May 10, 2009

I'm Going to Hell with Tomato on My Breath

As part of our Mother's Day celebration, the Total Waste of Time Gang saw the new Star Trek movie. We all enjoyed it.

Sons #1 and 4 and I stood on line for popcorn & soda. A few people ahead of us stood a boy with particularly shaggy facial hair. He looked kinda like Wolverine. Son #1 said "Oh my GOD!" under his breath and whipped out his cell phone, to start fake texting. He does that to tell me what is REALLY going on, without tipping off anyone else.

Turns out Wolverine Jr. is a kid from school. A kid who tells everyone he is a dog. He barks at people. Always. It is a story Son #1 has brought up more than once.

"I'll pay you $8 if you make cat noises," he said.

I pointed to the sign taped to the Coke machine: "Free Kittens".

"Look! They're giving away kittens! Meeeeooooowwwwww!"

Son #1 was both horrified and in awe.

"You're worse than I am, Mom!"

Which is probably true.

After the movie I bought one of those upside-down tomato planter things. It is hanging above the deck, where I will see it from the kitchen window so I remember to water it. And I put "water the tomatoes" in my Yahoo calendar. We shall have BLTs, this summer, with T from my own hand.

So, I may be going straight to hell, but at least I'll arrive there with tomato on my breath.

6 comments:

Knot said...

I need to look up that disorder.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

That's so sad. My boy claimed he was a cat for an entire school year, but he was three years old at the time, so I'm pretty sure that's excusable.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oh! And I almost forgot - that's what WE did for mother's day today too!

Christine said...

Knot-- I don't think it is a disorder. I think it is an affectation. It's getting harder and harder for kids to stand out and stake their claim, these days.

Jill-- Yeah, it is a pain at 3, it just is odd, at 16.

ALF said...

Horray for home grown tomatoes!

Rol said...

Wolverine Jr. will be scarred for life.